Gary Oldman – who just bagged himself a Golden Globe for Best Actor (Drama) for the performance – stars as Winston Churchill, newly appointed to British Prime Minister in the early days of World War II, weighing the decision to fight or negotiate with Adolf Hitler, with the fate of his country at stake.
Actors Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas complete the triad of acting power in this historic drama, with director Joe Wright (Atonement) at the helm.
Definitely a film for action lovers, historic biopic nuts and fans of dynamic, clever dialogue, but it’s bound to be a hit across the board. It’s a stunning show on screen – which is why it’s nominated for Best Picture in the Critics Choice Awards.
Special mention must be made the make-up and costume department – beyond the eyes, you won’t recognise Oldman in his body suit and stellar prosthetic make-up. But, even hidden behind all those layers, he gives a phenomenal performance, nailing the sharp mind and dominating bearing of the iconic politician, fronting a gripping piece of film. I see Oscar potential!
The film is to be released across Ireland today. For a Friday night treat, pop into the Lighthouse Cinema for 2 hours and 5 minutes of critically-approved watch-time.
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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
The best way to beat the January blues is to go and sing along to these uplifting musical numbers! With a story set around the life and rise to stardom of Carole King and featuring the songs she wrote – often with husband Gerry Goffin – this offering of musical theatre is bound to lift your spirits and push you into 2018 with a surge of energy.
Carole rose to fame at just 17 years of age with her first hit “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, becoming the only female artist to sell ten million copies of a solo album – not to mention being the first woman to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize, joining the ranks of Paul McCartney and Stevie wonder. What a woman! It’s an inspiring story to be sure, lifted and enlightened by her music throughout the performance. Her relationships with best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, as well as her part in a standout hit song writing team, add to the personal story, as well as the celebrity story on display.
Fun, fresh and a well-deserved new year treat, the musical will run for two weeks at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, finishing on January 20th.
Book tickets here!